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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Jenna Russell

She’s tried her hand at most forms of performing art but her first love is theatre, particularly that of Stephen Sondheim. She’s sung the theme song for Red Dwarf and battled Daleks with Christopher Ecclestone’s Doctor, but always returns to the stage. Paul Couch spoke to West End star Jenna Russell. Earlier this year, you played Mary Flynn in Merrily ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Joseph Seelig

The London International Mime Festival has been attracting audiences to its eclectic and ground-breaking offerings since 1977. Now in its 38th year, Paul Couch spoke to festival Artistic Director Joseph Seelig. The 2014 London International Mime Festival kicks off on January 8. What can we expect? Another terrific season of innovative and boundary-breaking visual theatre; a carefully curated, selected, group ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Eden Espinosa

Best known for playing the rôle of Elphaba in the original Broadway production of Wicked and being in the original cast of Brooklyn, Eden Espinosa is coming to the UK to star in returning festive favourite Christmas in New York. Nicole Evans caught up with her to talk about the show, inspirations and the IMEAs. You are coming to the ...

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Interview: 10 minutes with… Steve Larkin

Performance poet and spoken word artist Steve Larkin is currently touring the UK with a theatre piece - Not on Normal Courtyard Exercise (N.O.N.C.E.) - based on real life events that took place while he was on a year-long residency at HMP Grendon Underwoood. After the last night of a three night run in Camden, Steve spoke to Andy Moseley ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with… ETT Director Rachel Tackley

English Touring Theatre was founded in 1993 to create outstanding theatre and tour it to the widest possible audience.In 2008 Rachel Tackley took over the directorship of the company, making ETT the first large scale subsidised touring company to be producer-led.Under Tackley's leadership the scope of ETT's work widened to include adaptations of classic novels (Great Expectations, Grapes of Wrath), ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Daniel Boys

Daniel Boys has enjoyed something of a meteoric rise since first coming to the broader public’s attention as a contestant on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s reality show, Any Dream Will Do. However, the 34-year old has already accrued an impressive portfolio of rôles, from Russell Labey’s unnerving Wolfboy to the much lighter Avenue Q, the thoughtful Rent, and frothy High Society. He’s ...

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INTERVIEW: Ten Minutes with Emily Tierney

Emily Tierney is currently playing Glinda in the first ever UK &Ireland tour of Wicked, the smash hit musical by Stephen Schwartz, it recently opened at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, taking time in her busy schedule Emily spoke to John Roberts about the show, about how intimate she has become with the "Good Witch" and how playing with teddies ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with the stars of Aberdeen’s sparkling Cinderella

Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre will be staging Cinderella with an all-star Scottish cast for 2013’s festive season, promising participatory, comic entertainment for all ages. Running from Saturday 30thNovember to Sunday 5thJanuary, the production will see Rab C. Nesbitt’s well-known housewives, Barbara Rafferty and Elaine C Smith, taking to the stage together again as Wicked Stepmother and Fairy Godmother, respectively. Gillian ...

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